We all know how creepy the subways passages in NYC can be, right? Garbage, dirt, weird smells that you don’t want to know what it is, plus the little rats that are always there to entertain.
Well, the visitors and locals that are constantly passing by the tunnel that connects Broadway to the 191st Street subway station are happier than ever before!
The city’s Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance - a non-profit arts service organization that cultivates, supports and promotes the works of artists and arts organizations in Northern Manhattan - selected 5 artists to help change the atmosphere there.
Artists for all over the world applied for the work, but the chosen ones were mostly locals. The selected names were: Fernando Carlo Jr. (a.k.a. Cope 2), Queens-based artist Nick Kuszyk’s, Andrea von Bujdoss, Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn from Maryland and the Chilean artist Nelson Rivas.
Don’t hesitate to take some time and visit the scene.
It’s definitely worth it!
Photo Credit: Piotr Redlinski for The New York Times